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Topic: Gun Control & Gun Violence: Citing Sources

  Why Do I Need to Cite?

Citations are used to identify the sources included in your research paper and provide the information needed to locate them.

Citations also give credit to the authors whose ideas you used to support the arguments in your paper. Failure to give credit to the sources you use is considered plagiarism and can result in a penalty against your work.

Citing Sources

Visit the NCC Libraries or Learning Centers to pick up hard copies of our three citation handouts: MLA, APA, and Chicago. You may also view them at the links below: